A Horse for Mandy

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Darby Creek, Jan 1, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 75 pages
3 Reviews
Mandy experiences a dream come true when she receives a horse, Solana, for her thirteenth birthday. Now that she has Solana, however, her best friend, Laura is behaving strangely.

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User Review  - Mary Bronson - Goodreads

This is such a heartwarming book. I loved the plot and characters of the story. Just like all of her other books, Lurlene McDaniel did a great job writing this. It was short, but good and like most of her books I was crying by the end of it. Read full review

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User Review  - Joanna Warrens - Goodreads

Very quick read (30 MINUTES?)but well written and sweet. Read full review

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Title Page
Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine
Chapter Ten
About Paso Finos
About the Author
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About the author (2004)

Lurlene McDaniel was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 5, 1944. She received a B.A. in English from the University of South Florida in Tampa. Before she started writing young adult books, she wrote a magazine column and promos and commercials at a television station. After her children were born, she turned to freelance advertising. When her son was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes at the age of 3, she attended a convention for diabetes and met up with the organizer who connected her with a publishing company specializing in children's books. Her first book was Kickaroo: The Soccer Playing Kangaroo. She soon realized that writing picture books was not what she wanted to do, so she wrote Will Never Dance Again, about a girl who is diagnosed with diabetes. Thus began her career writing stories about teenagers who overcome life altering illnesses and the lessons learned. Her other books include Somewhere Between Life and Death, Too Young to Die, Goodbye Doesn't Mean Forever, Six Months to Live, and The Year of Chasing Dreams. She received a RITA Award for Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep and three IRA-CBC Children's Choice Awards.

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